1
Feb

3rd edition MIMOA guide – mei

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 1st, 2017

mei guide 12.2016 kaft voorThis pocket guide features the work of the Dutch architecture firm Mei architects and planners. It includes 16 of the best works of Mei in The Netherlands, mostly located in their hometown Rotterdam and varying from a small and detailed bridge between two monuments, to the famous Schiecentrale and a sneak preview of the design of one of the largest re-use projects in the Netherlands in the coming years.

The work of Mei is introduced by a preface written by the Dutch architecture critic Piet Vollaard. "If the architecture of Mei could be summed up in one slogan, then it would be something like: no-nonsense modernist redevelopment architecture."

Take a glance at the guide or download it directly as pdf here >>

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19
Nov

Off to 10.000 projects

Author: Mieke, Posted: November 19th, 2016

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The Cube in Beijing by Orange Architects

With the latest additions designed by Squire and Partners, Jean Nouvel, UNStudio, Frank Gehry, David Chipperfield Architects, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Orange Architects and destilat, we have crossed the amount of 9.000 projects on MIMOA, all around the globe!

Right now MIMOA covers:
OVER 9.000 PROJECTS
DESIGNED BY 4.515 ARCHITECTS
IN COOPERATION WITH 3.298 PROJECT TEAMS
UPLOADED BY 1.555 CONTRIBUTORS
AND RECORDED BY 3.358 PHOTOGRAPHERS

We would like to thank all our contributors for sharing these architectural highlights and hidden gems!

We invite everyone to uploading the buildings and places that you like to visit on your holiday, city trip or in your hometown. And feel free to share your opinion on architecture by leaving a comment and rate a project. Rating and uploading new projects is only available while logged in.
Not yet a MIMOA member? Register here for free >>

Off to 10.000!

 

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18
Nov

ArchitectsParty Rotterdam + Amsterdam 2016

Author: Mieke, Posted: November 18th, 2016

ArchPartys RdamAdam16Cocktails in the architecture practices of Europe
From 29 November to 2 December in Amsterdam+Rotterdam

ArchitectsParty, cocktails in the architecture practices of Europe, arrives in the Netherlands for the second time. From 29 November to 2 December the itinerant event gathers enthusiasts and sector professionals in famous practices based in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, making it possible to visit creative locations normally accessible only to a few and to make direct acquaintance with the architects and their works.

The seven practices involved in the Dutch event are all active both in Holland and abroad.

Four evenings and seven exclusive parties, which this year will also compete in the ArchitectsParty Award: guests can vote online for what they thought was the most fun evening, the most inspiring decor or the best dj set.

Calendar of ArchitectsParty | AMSTERDAM+ROTTERDAM:
Tuesday 29 November | Hilversum, C4ID
Wednesday 30 November | Amsterdam, Framework Studio
Thursday 1 December | Amsterdam, Mark Koehler Architects
Friday 2 December | Rotterdam, KOOL ontwerpers + Natrufied Architecture + Orange Architects | Studio OxL.

The ArchitectsParty cocktails will start at 7.00 p.m. (except that at C4ID which will start at 8.30 p.m.)
For info & free tickets, see www.towant.eu

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16
Oct

Living next to Piet Hein Eek

Author: Asmara & Bas, Posted: October 16th, 2016

Piet Hein Eek is known as a prominent Dutch designer. In 2015 he realised his first architectural project named RAG Building. Experience how architecture and design compliment each other in one building and how to live like a neighbour of Piet Hein Eek.

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RAG Building, photo by Thomas Mayer

Apartments in the former Philips building RAG

Piet Hein Eek transformed a former industrial Philips-building into several apartments. A project realized by architectural firm Eek and Iggie Dekkers.

The former Philips Complex “Strijp R” where Eek has his atelier, is also the area of his latest project. During the Philips era, the RAG building was used as a pumping station for air, which was used for compression or vacuum in the manufacturing processes. The pumping station is one of the buildings in “Strijp R” that wasn’t demolished. It is now situated between newly built residential buildings.

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8
Sep

Late summer in Rotterdam

Author: Benjo, Posted: September 8th, 2016

De-Rotterdam-6-klRotterdam, photo by Ossip: www.ossip.nl

Either as city trip for the weekend or on your way from Amsterdam to Brussels, September and October are great summer months to visit Rotterdam. Busy, but not crowded, as the Rotterdam streets are extremely forgiving to crowds.

The city is ranking high on international trip advising lists, because of its architecture, the activities, the accessibility and of course the connection with its harbor. Since 2014, the Van Nelle Fabriek has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, giving this modernistic coffee and tobacco factory a world renowned status. Though still underestimated and in the shadows of its big brother Amsterdam, Rotterdam can be seen as the capital of modern architecture and industrial heritage of the Netherlands.

Pictures of the Markthal (MVRDV), the Rotterdam high-rise (OMA) and the Central Train Station (Benthem & Crouwel, Meyer & van Schooten, West 8) went viral and thus Rotterdam suddenly was world famous, and not only among architecture lovers.

What’s the best way to visit Rotterdam and enjoy its culture and architecture?

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13
Jun

Travel in the footsteps of Alvar Aalto

Author: Mieke, Posted: June 13th, 2016

This year marks 40 years from the death of the world-known Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. To commemorate him and to celebrate his work Expedia has created a portfolio of his most notable works around the world. Go on a visual journey with the pioneering Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, to discover his masterpieces around the world by exploring the globe of buildings, and learn more about the Finnish maestro and his life’s work in architecture.

Alvar Aalto

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24
Mar

3 days, 30 projects, 30 experts: Rotterdam course

Author: Mieke, Posted: March 24th, 2016

20194939682_b0feb443b5_h_cropphoto: Ossip van Duivenbode

Course-en-route through the city,  July 06-07-08 2016
Get out there, excite the senses, become knowledgeable and leave inspired.

In this 3-day course you will see, visit and meet the forces that create Rotterdam, and experience the power of architecture design. You will be offered an intensive and exciting course-en-route that brings you behind the scenes in icons like Markthal, De Rotterdam and het Timmerhuis, as well as in hidden gems.
Workshops, debates and presentations are all organised on site. During this unique and complete programme you will visit (st)architecture offices like OMA, West8 and Studio Roosegaarde. Lecturers from TU Delft, MVRDV and the municipality will educate you on gentrification, innovation and city-branding – all related to the strenght of architecture.

Want to experience 'and learn from the Rotterdam approach' in 3 memorable days?
Apply now, we welcome a maximum of 20 professionals per group.
For more information: www.ic-ra.org and LinkedIN

Course ‘City force: Rotterdam architecture’
6 July 2016 – 8 July 2016
3 day course-en-route

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24
Feb

New: cultural event calendar

Author: Mieke, Posted: February 24th, 2016

CCCB Adria GoulaSince the beginning of 2016 we launched the MIMOA cultural event calendar: the online guide to international cultural events related to architecture and design.

We just added some very attractive and varying events for the coming months. Check out what's happening in New York, Rotterdam, Paris, London and beyond. And find out when and where to attend a guided tour, interesting exhibition, film night, creative workshop, dazzling party and unique meet & greet.

Are you organizing or do you want to share an event on MIMOA?
Tip us! Email: info@mimoa.eu

photo: ©CCCB. Adrià Goula, 2011

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13
Jan

OMA fiction | non-fiction

Author: Mieke, Posted: January 13th, 2016

Ossip-van-DuivenbodeIn the coming months, OMI (Office for Metropolitan Information) is entirely devoted to OMA, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. With the reopening of the Kunsthal, the completion of De Rotterdam and Timmerhuis this is a perfect opportunity to profile the work of OMA. OMI publishes a special map, organises excursions, and an accompanying exhibition at OMI’s own location gives insight into the work of the office in Rotterdam and The Hague.

The cities of Rotterdam and The Hague occupied a special position in the development of the early years of OMA. The region boasts the highest density of OMA projects in the world, with countless studies, designs, built and (already) demolished works. OMA has reflected on every facet of the urban experience in this region: buildings, urban planning, parks, interiors, culture, pop, dance and infrastructure. OMA Fiction | Non Fiction is a voyage of discovery through the work of OMA in Rotterdam and The Hague, past 40 years of thinking about this urban region. The map encourages tourists, architecture enthusiasts and OMA fans to experience the southern Randstad.

With the launch of the map, OMI offers a program that connects Rotterdam and The Hague, with city excursions and tours. OMI is also the venue for an exhibition where all the realised projects are displayed on large-format photographs and a ‘carpet’ shows 25 fictitious projects. A special evening program of film screenings and presentations offers an insight into the work of OMA.

OMA fiction | non-fiction
18 December 2015 – 11 March 2016
Exhibition, Map & More

calendar icon 01-2016  View more events around the world in the NEW
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OMI is a public center for architecture and city culture in Rotterdam, with an information desk, exhibition space, bookshop and an extensive excursion programme. www.omirotterdam.nl

photo on top: Ossip van Duivenbode

The events of OMI are promoted by MIMOA. Do you also want MIMOA as a media partner for your event? Contact us, and hear all about our reach.

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9
Dec

News update december 2015

Author: Mieke, Posted: December 9th, 2015

Collage news update 12-2015-1

This week we sent out a news update including some inspiring latest additions to MIMOA, such as the INK Hotel in Amsterdam, where stories are yet to be written…. ; the Koyasan Guest House in Japan with its cocoon bedrooms; the sanatorium in Clemont-Ferrand that transformed into a School of Architecture; the largest Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
And the most popular project of last month: Gallaratese II Housing in Milan by Aldo Rossi.

Read the full news update here >>

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